Fireworks

5 May 2016 | Dog Advice

Fireworks and signs of distress

As a pet owner you need to be  aware that some pets can get very scared and and distressed, and sometimes its can even result in serious injuries or pets getting lost. There are have been so many cases where pets have been involved in traffic accidents after being spooked by fireworks and running away into the road.

Here are a few signs of distress which you as an owner should recognise:

Dogs

  • Pacing
  • Panting
  • Trembling
  • Hiding/remaining close to you
  • Excessive salivation/drooling
  • Destructiveness
  • Excessive vocalization
  • Self-inflicted trauma
  • High heart rate

Cats

  • Cowering and hiding behind or on top of furniture.
  • Trying to run away.
  • Soiling the house
  • Refusing to eat

Rabbits

  • Stamping hind feet
  • Staying motionless
  • Trying to escape

As a pet owner you need to be  aware that some pets can get very scared and and distressed, and sometimes its can even result in serious injuries or pets getting lost. There are have been so many cases where pets have been involved in traffic accidents after being spooked by fireworks and running away into the road.

Here are a few signs of distress which you as an owner should recognise:

Dogs

  • Pacing
  • Panting
  • Trembling
  • Hiding/remaining close to you
  • Excessive salivation/drooling
  • Destructiveness
  • Excessive vocalization
  • Self-inflicted trauma
  • High heart rate

Cats

  • Cowering and hiding behind or on top of furniture.
  • Trying to run away.
  • Soiling the house
  • Refusing to eat

Rabbits

  • Stamping hind feet
  • Staying motionless
  • Trying to escape

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